Martin Luther King, Jr., delivering a speech outside the wall of Girard College, Philadelphia, PA, August 4, 1965.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. standing and speaking into a microphone.

Credit: Courtesy Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia

Despite a request by Philadelphia NAACP leader Cecil Moore that he stay out of town, Martin Luther King, Jr. put in an appearance at Girard College on August 4, 1965. IN a rousing speech covered by the national press, King proclaimed "that the walls of segregation would come tumbling down."

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